Currently appointed as the Director of IIM Nagpur, Dr. Bhimaraya Metri is a distinguished academician,educator, researcher and administrator. Formerly, he was the Director at IIM Tiruchirappalli. He played an instrumental role to build 177 acres IIM Tiruchirappalli campus. Now he has been given the role to build another 150 acres IIM Nagpur campus.
With his dynamic leadership and unique initiatives, helped IIM Tiruchirappalli to attain a premier position among the top league business schools in India and elevated it to emerge as the first amongst the 2nd generation IIMs. He was also Dean at L& T Institute of Project Management, Vadodara, India Education Management. Earlier, he was Dean (Academics & Alumni Relations) & Professor at International Management Institute (IMI) New Delhi.
A civil engineer by qualification, Prof Metri teaches and directs research in supply chain management, quality management project. He is on the editorial advisory boards of national and international journals. Dr. Metri has organized number of International and national conferences. Besides, he trained more than 100 Vice Chancellors of state and central universities and more than1000 Deans/Directors/Principals & HODs of Technical Institutions including NITs under TEQIP. Designed and directed large number of MDPs for senior and top management professionals in government, public sector and private sector organizations.
He is a Member of the prestigious Indian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO (INCCU) under the Chairmanship of ‘Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ ji,the Hon’ble Minister of Education, Govt. of India;He was headof two Indian delegationsdeputed to Netherlands and Indonesia for development of international standards,for ISO/ TC 251 and ISO/ TC 260 respectively.
Dr. Metri has been invited in various global forums.